|The Descent of Man and Other Stories - Edith Wharton|
LibriVox recording of The Descent of Man and Other Stories by Edith Wharton. Read by Nicholas Clifford. This collection of ten stories, first published in 1904, shows Edith Wharton dissecting some of the customs, habits and vagaries of courtship and marriage, particularly as practiced in the upper reaches of New York society at the turn of the twentieth century (two stories, however, are set in Italy)...
Keywords: librivox; audio; wharton; stories; American literature; turn of the century
Downloads: 4,184 (1 review)
|Frey and his Wife - Maurice Henry Hewlett|
LibriVox recording of Frey and his Wife by Maurice Henry Hewlett. Read in English by Kevin Green Frey and his Wife is a Nordic Saga, but written in a saga style by a 20th Century Englishman. It tells the tale of Gunnar, a Norwegian wrongly accused of murder who flees across the mountains to the pagan forests of Sweden. There he meets 'Frey' a Norse god, and a young woman who has become his wife. Animosity develops between Frey and Gunnar over the local ritual of human sacrifice which leads to a...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Norway; sweden; Iceland; saga; norse
Downloads: 1,569 (1 review)
|Major Barbara - George Bernard Shaw|
LibriVox recording of Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw. George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara focuses on the family of aristocratic Lady Britomart Undershaft and her estranged husband Andrew, a millionaire armaments manufacturer. Their daughters Sarah and Barbara are both engaged to be married, and Lady Britomart decides to ask Andrew for monetary support. Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army, and agrees to let her father visit the mission in the East End of London where she works...
Keywords: librivox; audio; shaw; play; comedy; drama; salvation army
Downloads: 4,294 (1 review)
|The Cloak - Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol|
LibriVox recording of The Cloak by Nikolai Vasilievich Gogol. Read in English by Bob Neufeld "The Cloak" is a short story by Ukrainian-born Russian author Nikolai Gogol, published in 1842. The story and its author have had great influence on Russian literature, as expressed in a quote attributed to Fyodor Dostoevsky: "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'." The story has been adapted into a variety of stage and film interpretations...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; russian short stories
Downloads: 5,561 (1 review)
|Aristopia - Castello Newton Holford|
LibriVox recording of Aristopia by Castello Newton Holford. Read in English by Ruth Golding.Aristopia: A Romance-History of the New World (published 1895) is truly an alternative history. It is an imagination of how the continent of North America might have developed if one man with the vision, altruism and determination to build a state for the benefit of all its people had been in the happy position of having wealth enough to make his dream a reality...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; exploration; America; war; Independence; utopian; idealism; Virginia; Jamestown; gold; alternative history; alternate history; ralph morton; idealist; commonwealth
Downloads: 3,665 (1 review)
|Dangerous Connections - Pierre Choderlos de Laclos|
LibriVox recording of Dangerous Connections, by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. Everyone probably has Glenn Close and John Malkovich in mind, but for those who have not seen the movie, this epistolary fiction describes how a young girl, Cécile de Volanges, walks on the road to perdition, and is just a toy in the Vicomte de Valmont's and the Comtesse de Merteuil's hands. (description by Nadine). Readers: Narrator, Mme de Volanges: Nadine Eckert-Boulet Cécile de Volanges: Saab Marquise de Merteuil:...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; epistolary fiction; dangerous connections; liaisons dangereuses; Merteuil; Volanges; Valmont; sin; adultery
Downloads: 2,236 (1 review)
|The Metamorphosis - Franz Kafka|
LibriVox recording of The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka. (Translated by Ian Johnston.) Read in English by Bob Neufeld. The Metamorphosis (German: Die Verwandlung, also sometimes translated as The Transformation) is a novella by Franz Kafka, first published in 1915. It has been cited as one of the seminal works of fiction of the 20th century and is studied in colleges and universities across the Western world...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; literature; fiction; fantasy
Downloads: 2,921 (1 review)
|Jean Valjean; or, The Shadow of the Law - Harry Clifford Fulton|
LibriVox recording of Jean Valjean; or, The Shadow of the Law by Harry Clifford Fulton. Read in English by a full cast. A late 19th-century stage adaptation of Victor Hugo's Les Miserables in English, The Shadow of the Law dramatizes the struggles of Hugo's legendary characters: Jean Valjean, the former convict; his relentless pursuer, Javert; Fantine, the tragic mother; her daughter Cosette; the greedy Thenardiers; the doomed revolutionaries...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; les miserables
Downloads: 817 (1 review)
|The Vicar of Wrexhill - Frances Milton Trollope|
LibriVox recording of The Vicar of Wrexhill by Frances Milton Trollope. A villainous vicar insinuates himself into the life of a wealthy but foolish widow, ruining the fortunes and happiness of her three children, until they begin to fight back. Published in 1837 by the mother of the better-known Anthony Trollope, this highly readable romance portrays the evangelical movement of the Anglican church in a shocking light that may remind readers of some of the religious abuses of the present day...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; romance; Victorian
Downloads: 1,712 (1 review)
|The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of The Struggles of Brown, Jones, and Robinson, by Anthony Trollope. Read by Arnold Banner. Billed as a satire concerning the dishonest advertising and business practices of the day, it tells the tale of an upstart clothing business doomed from the get-go to utter failure. Its senior partner (the elderly Brown, who provides the investment) is far too timid for business. His son-in-law (Jones, who runs the store) is stealing from the till, and the junior partner, Robinson (who ...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; humor; literature; satire; Victorian; bankruptcy; advertising
Downloads: 1,441 (1 review)
|The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens|
LibriVox recording of The Old Curiosity Shop by Charles Dickens, Read by Mil Nicholson. Written in the years 1840 to 1841, when Dickens was twenty-eight years old, this is a ‘Road’ tale in the very best tradition. Little Nell Trent and her Grandfather are the main characters, who secretly set off from their home under cover of night, to escape the wicked dwarf Quilp. Pursued across England, their adventures lead them through poverty stricken city areas where several destitute people offer th...
Keywords: novel; fiction; curiosity; shop; charles; dickens; audiobooks; librivox
Downloads: 26,643 (1 review)
|The Hermit of ---- Street - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of The Hermit of ---- Street by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Laura Victoria Delight Hunter spends her days looking out of her window at her handsome but very mysterious and reclusive next door neighbor. She walks straight into a mystery when one day a fire starts in one of the upper rooms of his house and she dashes over to warn him, only to have him lock her in with instructions to let no one else in...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Mystery
Downloads: 794 (1 review)
|The Vicar of Wakefield - Oliver Goldsmith|
LibriVox recording of The Vicar of Wakefield, by Oliver Goldsmith. Read by Tadhg. First published in 1766, the loveable and innocent Dr Primrose and his family have given pleasure to all that have read it.The story opens with the vicar losing his fortune and moving to another parish. What follows is a tale of love,deceit,betrayal,humour and a hidden hero…..It was one of Charles Dickens favourite books and a source of inspiration to him...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; Irish literature; fictitious memoir
Downloads: 5,477 (1 review)
|The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (dramatic reading) - Anne Bronte|
LibriVox recording of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, by Anne Bronte. Read by a full cast. A mysterious young widow arrives at Wildfell Hall, an Elizabethan mansion which has been empty for many years, with her young son. She lives there under an assumed name, Helen Graham, and very soon finds herself the victim of local slander. Refusing to believe anything scandalous about her, Gilbert Markham discovers her dark secrets...
Keywords: ibrivox; literature; audiobook; tenant of wildfell hall; anne bronte
Downloads: 14,438 (1 review)
|And Then the Town Took Off - Richard Wilson|
LibriVox recording of And Then the Town Took Off, by Richard Wilson. Read by Tom Weiss The town of Superior, Ohio, certainly was living up to its name! In what was undoubtedly the most spectacular feat of the century, it simply picked itself up one night and rose two full miles above Earth! Radio messages stated simply that Superior had seceded from Earth. But Don Cort, stranded on that rising town, was beginning to suspect that nothing was simple about Superior except its citizens...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobooks; science fiction; sci-fi; space; space travel
Downloads: 19,080 (1 review)
|Lady Baltimore - Owen Wister|
LibriVox recording of Lady Baltimore, by Owen Wister. Read by Lois Hill. Augustus visits King's Port, South Carolina, at the request of his Aunt Carola, and at her expense. She wants him to research geneaologies and records to find proof that he is descended from royalty so that he can join her exclusive club, the Colonial Society. While there, he becomes involved in a love affair between John Mayrant and Eliza La Heu...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; social commentary; romance; comedy; historical
Downloads: 2,637 (1 review)
|The Ghosts' High Noon|
LibriVox volunteers bring you 19 recordings of The Ghosts' High Noon by W. S. Gilbert. This was the Weekly Poetry HALLOWE'EN project for October 24th, 2010 For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other formats (if available), please go to the LibriVox catalog page for this recording. For more free audio books or to become a volunteer reader, visit LibriVox.org...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; poetry; children; fantasy; horror/Ghost stories; humor; myths/Legends; halloween
Downloads: 6,561 (1 review)
|A Spinner in the Sun - Myrtle Reed|
LibriVox recording of A Spinner in the Sun, by Myrtle Read. Dramatic Reading by volunteer readers. Myrtle Reed may always be depended upon to write a story in which poetry, charm, tenderness and humor are combined into a clever and entertaining book. Her characters are delightful and she always displays a quaint humor of expression and a quiet feeling of pathos which give a touch of active realism to all her writings...
Keywords: LibriVox; audiobook; dramatic reading; romance; mystery; disfigurement
Downloads: 3,789 (1 review)
|Grotesques and Fantasies - Israel Zangwill|
LibriVox recording of Grotesques and Fantasies by Israel Zangwill. Read in English by Mike Pelton; Arie; John Van Stan; ToddHW; Sandra; Lynne Thompson; Tim Quinn; Greg Giordano; Lucy Perry; Matthew Nerger A set of often funny, sometimes tragic stories by Israel Zangwill. Most famous for his scathingly accurate portrayals of the Jewish ghetto, these stories have a wider stage, poking fun at social conventions and society itself, both high and low...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; satire; tragedy; fantasy; short stories; humour; black comedy
Downloads: 893 (1 review)
|Mary Marston - George MacDonald|
LibriVox recording of Mary Marston, by George MacDonald. Written at the height of George MacDonald's literary career, the story centers around the life of a simple merchant's daughter. Mary Marston's unswerving commitment to love, God, and others is contrasted with a backdrop of an array of characters and a complex and sometimes mysterious plot. It is a story of a woman who loves a man, and teaches him to change...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; fiction; romance
Downloads: 5,629 (1 review)
|National Geographic Magazine Vol. 01 No. 1. - Various|
LibriVox recording of National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 1 National Geographic Magazine Volume 1 Number 1 published in 1889. Topics of articles are:Announcement by the National Geographic SocietyIntroductory Address by the PresidentGeographic Methods in Geologic InvestigationClassification of Geographic Forms by GenesisThe Great Storm of March 11 to 14, 1888The Great Storm off the Atlantic Coast of the United States, March 11th to 14th, 1888The Survey of the CoastThe Survey and Map of ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; literature; non-fiction; national geographic; natgeo; geography; storm; Massachusetts; map
Downloads: 4,799 (1 review)
|Love Insurance - Earl Derr Biggers|
LibriVox recording of Love Insurance by Earl Derr Biggers. Read in English by Linda Andrus; Garren Grimring; ToddHW; Anusha Iyer; TriciaG; Stephen Perry A young man came to Lloyds of London. He knew they took out policies on unusual risks... And what he wanted was love insurance. What follows is a comic novel, by the creator of the Chinese detective - Charlie Chan! - Summary by Linda Andrus For further information, including links to online text, reader information, RSS feeds, CD cover or other...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; comedy; romance; Mystery; honor; love
Downloads: 3,287 (1 review)
|Democracy - An American Novel - Henry Adams|
LibriVox recording of Democracy - An American Novel by Henry Adams. Read by Nicholas Clifford Not until after his death in 1918 was it revealed that Henry Adams was the anonymous author of Democracy, which had been published to great acclaim in 1880. Though the book avoids dates and the characters are fictitious, the setting is no doubt that of Washington in the 1870s, the age of Presidents Grant and Hayes...
Keywords: Librivox; audiobook; English; American; Fiction; Politics
Downloads: 8,877 (1 review)
|At the Foot of the Rainbow - Gene Stratton-Porter|
LibriVox recording of At the Foot of the Rainbow by Gene Stratton-Porter. Read in English by Kevin W. Davidson; Bellona Times; KHand; rookieblue; Lynne Thompson; and WoollyBee. This story is about three people, two men and a woman. Jimmy, selfish and deceitful, who has shamelessly lied to, cheated, and used his dear friend Dannie for years. His wife Mary, who loves another. And finally Dannie himself, the patient, kind, loving and thoughtful friend of both Jimmie and Mary...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 922 (1 review)
|The Women Who Make Our Novels - Grant M. Overton|
LibriVox recording of The Women Who Make Our Novels by Grant M. Overton. Read in English by MaryAnn; Amanda Friday; Michele Eaton; Lynne Thompson; Vanessa Garcia; Mike Pelton; Daryl Wor; TriciaG; Lynne Carroll; Emily Maynard; Jennifer Dorr; Bellona Times; doonaboon; mishsmith”This book, the rather unpremeditated production of several months’ work, is by a man who is not a novelist and who is therefore entirely unfitted to write about women who are novelists.” The author is a literary repor...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Willa Cather; Edna Ferber; Edith Wharton; Frances Hodgson Burnett; eleanor porter; mary roberts rinehart; alice brown; ellen glasgow; gertrude atherton; kathleen norris; margaret deland; gene stratton-porter; kate douglas wiggin; mary johnston; corra harris; mary austin; mary watts; mary wilkins freeman; anna katharine green; helen martin; sophie kerr; marjorie benton cooke; grace richmond; willa sibert cather; clara louise burnham; demetra vaka; dorothy canfield fisher; ameilia barr; alice hegan rice; alice duer miller; eleanor hallowel abbott; harriet comstock; honore willsie
Downloads: 1,528 (1 review)
|The Colonel's Dream - Charles Waddell Chesnutt|
LibriVox recording of The Colonel's Dream by Charles Waddell Chesnutt. Read in English by James K. White In this novel, Chesnutt described the hopelessness of Reconstruction in a post-Civil War South that was bent on reestablishing the former status quo and rebuilding itself as a region of the United States where new forms of "slavery" would replace the old. This novel illustrated how race hatred and the impotence of a reluctant Federal Government trumped the rule of law, ultimately setting the...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 2,621 (1 review)
|The Pursuit of the House-Boat - John Kendrick Bangs|
LibriVox recording of The Pursuit of the House-Boat, by John Kendrick Bangs. Read by Emma Joyce. This sequel to Bangs' A House-Boat on the Styx continues the "thought-experiment" of bringing various historical and fictional figures together, detailing the adventures of the ladies of Hades after they are kidnapped by pirates and the attempts of the Associated Shades (led by Sherlock Holmes) to retrieve their house-boat...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; fictie; fantasy
Downloads: 1,451 (1 review)
|The Princess - Alfred, Lord Tennyson|
LibriVox recording of The Princess by Alfred, Lord Tennyson. Read by Elizabeth Klett. The Princess is a serio-comic blank verse narrative poem, written by Alfred Tennyson, published in 1847. The poem tells the story of an heroic princess who forswears the world of men and founds a women's university where men are forbidden to enter. The prince to whom she was betrothed in infancy enters the university with two friends, disguised as women students...
Keywords: librivox; audio; tennyson; poetry
Downloads: 4,123 (1 review)
|Scenes of Clerical Life - George Eliot|
LibriVox recording of Scenes of Clerical Life by George Eliot. Read by Bruce Pirie. Scenes of Clerical Life, which appeared in book form in 1858 (after serial publication in the previous year), was the first published fiction by George Eliot, the pen name for Mary Anne Evans. It consists of three novellas based on the lives of country clergymen and their communities. These characters interest Eliot not for their theology — she had abandoned conventional Christian belief — but for their human...
Keywords: librivox; audio; novel; eliot
Downloads: 5,664 (1 review)
|One of My Sons - Anna Katharine Green|
LibriVox recording of One of My Sons by Anna Katharine Green. Read by Laura Victoria A young girl frantically summons a gentleman walking by on the street to come in and help her grandfather. Arthur Outhwaite answers her cry for help only to find himself as the last person to see her grandfather alive and left with the admonishment from the dying man to deliver a letter to someone, and to that person only...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 2,230 (1 review)
|Castle Richmond - Anthony Trollope|
LibriVox recording of Castle Richmond by Anthony Trollope. Read in English by Simon EversSet against the background of the Irish famine in the 1840’s, the novel tells of the tangled relationships between Clara Desmond, Herbert Fitzgerald and his cousin Owen Fitzgerald. Clara – whose previously ‘great’ family is almost bankrupt – is initially attracted to Owen, but whose dissolute lifestyle is a handicap...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks
Downloads: 1,522 (2 reviews)
|Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream - John Kendrick Bangs|
LibriVox recording of Alice in Blunderland: an Iridescent Dream, by John Kendrick Bangs. Read by Ruth Golding. From Alice in Blunderland: "Certain of our members claim that they have a right to sell their votes for $500 apiece--" "Mercy!" cried Alice, "Why, that is--that is terrible." "It certainly is," said the March Hare ruefully, it's rotten. Here I've been holding out for $1,250 for mine, and these duffers want to go in for a cut rate that will absolutely ruin the business." John Kendrick Ba...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; humor; satire; state control; government; surveillance; political satire; economic satire; individual liberty; public ownership; private ownership; civil liberties
Downloads: 39,342 (2 reviews)
|Cupid in Africa - Percival Christopher Wren|
LibriVox recording of Cupid in Africa by Percival Christopher Wren. Read in English by Kevin Green. Bertram Greene, brilliant student, aesthete, intellectual and shy, decides to make his military father proud of him at last and joins the colonial Indian Army Reserve as a second Lieutenant at the start of Great War. Feeling a complete fish out of water, he is dispatched to India without any training whatsoever, and is expected to take charge of a company of native soldiers...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; humor; adventure; humour; africa; WW1; World War One; action; british army
Downloads: 1,966 (2 reviews)
|Quo Vadis - Henryk Sienkiewicz|
LibriVox recording of Quo Vadis, by Henryk Sienkiewicz. Read by David Leeson. Sienkiewicz’s epic novel of ancient Rome finds the Empire at the height of her power and splendor, but struggling with the madness and cruelty of the Emperor Nero. A new religion is sweeping across the world, causing many Romans to wonder and leading many others to sacrifice everything for it. Yet, even as a great city burns and darkness threatens to overwhelm the age, hope is found in the love of the Roman tribune M...
Keywords: audiobook; librivox; historical fiction; Rome; Nero; Christianity
Downloads: 22,384 (2 reviews)
|An Enemy of the People - Henrik Ibsen|
LibriVox recording of An Enemy of the People by Henrik Ibsen, translated by R. Farquharson Sharp. A small coastal town in Norway is experiencing an economic boom from its newly found hot springs. When Dr. Thomas Stockmann finds that the waters are contaminated and dangerous, the people refuse to accept his statement, and Dr. Stockmann's friends turn against him. (Summary by Libby Gohn) CastDr. Thomas Stockmann: Bob Neufeld Mrs...
Keywords: librivox; audio; drama; ibsen; realism
Downloads: 3,617 (2 reviews)
|The Last Entry - William Clark Russell|
LibriVox recording of The Last Entry by William Clark Russell. Read in English by Lee Smalley This is a sea-faring novel set in 1837. A wealthy former seaman from London and his daughter, who is engaged to be married, set sail on his newly restored schooner, headed for the equator for the purpose of restoring his health. Also aboard are a captain and crew. Soon, distractions, diversions, discontent and much more occur...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; murder; mutiny; sea-faring; father-daughter relationship
Downloads: 2,007 (2 reviews)
|Living on Half a Dime a Day - Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth|
LibriVox recording of Living on Half a Dime a Day, by Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth. Read by Sue Anderson. How to live on 5 cents a day! How to survive financial ruin without losing your house! How to keep to a bare bones budget and still have money left over to buy books! Tough questions! They were tough questions even in the 1870’s, when Sarah Elizabeth Harper Monmouth penned her quirky memoir, the subtitle of which was “How a Lady, Having Lost a Sufficient Income from Government Bonds b...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; advice; monmouth; good living, memoir
Downloads: 15,734 (2 reviews)
|The Virginian - Owen Wister|
LibriVox recording of The Virginian, by Owen Wister. Read by Michelle Harris. Ostensibly a love story, the novel really revolves around a highly mythologized version of the Johnson County War in 1890's Wyoming ... The novel takes the side of the large ranchers, and depicts the lynchings as frontier justice, meted out by the protagonist, who is a member of a natural aristocracy among men. (Summary from Wikipedia) For further information, including links to M4B audio book, online text, reader info...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; western; adventure; Johnson County; Wyoming
Downloads: 23,527 (2 reviews)
|The Calico Cat (Version 2) - Charles Miner Thompson|
LibriVox recording of The Calico Cat, by Charles Miner Thompson. Read by Mark F. Smith. The consequences of letting your irritation get the better of you are humorously portrayed in this story of a self-important man who fires a shotgun at an annoying cat on his fence.. and hits a man skulking in the bushes. What did the cat do to enrage him? Why was the man in the bushes? And how can the whole matter be covered up and done away with before the neighbors start gossiping? (Summary by Mark F...
Keywords: librivox; audiobook; calico; cat; enragement; frustration; humor; gossip
Downloads: 6,976 (2 reviews)
|Hagar of the Pawn-Shop - Fergus Hume|
LibriVox recording of Hagar of the Pawn-Shop by Fergus Hume. Read in English by Grant Hurlock Hagar Stanley, a beautiful young Gypsy, is driven by sexual harassment to leave her tribe and seek refuge with her uncle Jacob, a miserly London pawnbroker. He dies after teaching Hagar the business, and she takes over running the popshop till the legitimate heir can be traced. In the odd assortment of objects that pass across her counter, Hagar uncovers one mystery after another...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; Mystery; London; victorian; gypsies; detection; pawnshop
Downloads: 3,251 (2 reviews)
|The Vanishing Man - R. Austin Freeman|
LibriVox recording of The Vanishing Man by R. Austin Freeman. Read in English by Nicholas Clifford A young doctor, former student of the legal and medical expert Dr. John Thorndyke, finds himself almost accidentally drawn into a case in which a man has vanished. Perhaps he has died; perhaps not;but the issue is very important because the will that he has left behind is curiously -- annoyingly curiously -- worded...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; romance; forensic medicine; egyptology
Downloads: 10,598 (2 reviews)
|The Doctor's Wife - Mary Elizabeth Braddon|
LibriVox recording of The Doctor's Wife, by Mary Elizabeth Braddon. Read by Kirsten Wever. This is one of the Victorian “Sensationist” Mary Elizabeth Braddon's many novels (best known among them: “Lady Audley’s Secret”). It is extremely well written, fluid, humorous and, in places, self-mocking: one of the main characters is a Sensation Author. The motifs of the-woman-with-a-secret, adultery, and death are classic “sensationist” material...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; fiction; historical-fiction; literature; romance
Downloads: 19,836 (2 reviews)
|Journal of A Residence On A Georgian Plantation, 1838-1839 - Frances Anne Kemble|
LibriVox recording of Journal of A Residence On A Georgian Plantation, 1838-1839 by Frances Anne Kemble. Read in English by James K. White Fanny Kemble was a British actress who married mega-plantation owner, Pierce Butler of Georgia. During her marriage she kept journals of everyday life, and after some years grew to detest the institution of slavery and the things Butler stood for. Kemble eventually divorced him, but it wasn't until after the Civil War had started that she published her journ...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; slave; travel literature; anti-slave literature; southern writing; plantation; african american slaves
Downloads: 2,458 (2 reviews)
|The Shepherd of the Hills - Harold Bell Wright|
LibriVox recording of Shepherd of the Hills, by Harold Bell Wright. Read by Emily Jarmard. The story depicts the lives of mountain people living in the Ozarks and the mystery surrounding an old man called 'The Shepherd of the Hills,' who's called Dad Howitt. The backdrop storyline surrounds the pretty Samantha Lane, called Sammy, and her love of Young Matt, Grant Matthews. The shepherd, an elderly, mysterious, learned man, escapes the buzzing restlessness of the city to live in the backwoods nei...
Keywords: librivox; literature; audiobook; adventure; romance
Downloads: 13,011 (2 reviews)
|Buried Alive - Bennett, Arnold|
LibriVox recording of Buried Alive, by Arnold Bennett. Read by Simon Evers. The hero is Mr Priam Farll, a painter of considerable ability. He is, however, extremely shy – so shy that when his valet, Henry Leek, dies suddenly, the doctor believes the dead man to be Priam Farll and the live man the valet. The artist does not try to disabuse him. After the funeral (in Westminster Abbey), Priam Farll marries a widow and lives a happy life until the loss of his wife’s money means he has to take u...
Keywords: LibriVox; audio book; satire
Downloads: 5,976 (3 reviews)
|The Moonstone - Wilkie Collins|
Librivox recording of The Moonstone, by Wilkie Collins. The story concerns a young woman called Rachel Verinder who inherits a large Indian diamond, the Moonstone, on her eighteenth birthday. The book is widely regarded as the precursor of the modern mystery and suspense novels. T. S. Eliot called it 'the first, the longest, and the best of modern English detective novels'. It contains a number of ideas which became common tropes of the genre: a large number of suspects, red herrings, a crime be...
Keywords: detective novel; mystery; scotland yard; fiction; audio book; librivox
Downloads: 131,752 (3 reviews)
|Whittington and his Cat - E. L. Blanchard|
LibriVox recording of Whittington and his Cat by E. L. Blanchard (1820 - 1889). Read in English by Cori Samuel; Andy Minter; Jc Guan; mb; Philippa; Anne Cheng; Anna Roberts; Ruth Golding; David Lawrence; Tom; TriciaG; lkku; Lucy Perry; Kim Stich; Phil Chenevert.Whittington and his Cat, or Harlequin Lord Mayor of London was the 26th Grand Comic Christmas Annual, written by E. L. Blanchard for performance at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London in 1875...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; humor; humour; London; music; victorian; musical; pantomime; dick whittington; panto; musical theatre; musical theater
Downloads: 1,147 (3 reviews)
|Herland - Charlotte Perkins Gilman|
LibriVox recording of Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Herland is a utopian novel from 1915, written by feminist Charlotte Perkins Gilman. The book describes an isolated society comprised entirely of Aryan women who reproduce via parthenogenesis (asexual reproduction). The result is an ideal social order, free of war, conflict and domination. It first appeared as a serial in Perkin's monthly magazine Forerunner...
Keywords: herland; gilman; science; fiction; philosopy; aryan; audiobooks
Downloads: 19,578 (2 reviews)
|R.U.R. (Rossum’s Universal Robots) - Karel Čapek|
LibriVox recording of R.U.R (Rossum’s Universal Robots) by Karel Čapek. (Translated by Paul Selver.) Read in English by a full cast. Helena Glory, as the daughter of a major industrial power's president, is a woman on a mission. She faces the island factory of Rossum's Universal Robots, the world's leading company in robotic engineering. She is convinced that these new creations called robots they make are deserving of rights like humans do...
Keywords: librivox; audiobooks; sci-fi; science fiction; science; apocalypse; love story; machines; rebellion; adam and eve; robots; artificial humans; female lead; corrupt factory
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|The Mysteries of Udolpho - Ann Radcliffe|
LibriVox recording of The Mysteries of Udolpho, by Ann Radcliffe. Considered a change agent in early Gothic romance; oft-referenced in later literary works or paid homage to by such authors as Jane Austen (influential novel ready by her heroine, Catherine Morland, in Northanger Abbey); Edgar Allen Poe (borrowed plot elements for the short story The Oval Portrait); and Sir Walter Scott. - In The Mysteries of Udolpho, one of the most famous and popular gothic novels of the eighteenth century, Ann ...
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